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senate vote 2006-02-09#1

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  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Motions - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - Renewable energy

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  • <p class="speaker">Christine Milne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the announcement by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) that it will redirect its energy research work away from renewable energy towards &#8216;cleaning up&#8217; coal, a priority of the Australian Government,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>a breakthrough in solar energy technology, developed by the CSIRO and a private company, with a turbine that has the potential to replace coal-fired power stations in 20 years, and</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>that the CSIRO has had to look offshore for investment funding to advance its work on the solar turbine technology; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Australian Government to re-prioritise its policy and funding objectives to provide more support for renewable energy so that Australian breakthrough research is not forced offshore for further development and commercialisation.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2006-02-09.14.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/christine_milne).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes:*
  • >> *(i) the announcement by the [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Scientific_and_Industrial_Research_Organisation) (CSIRO) that it will redirect its energy research work away from [renewable energy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy) towards cleaning up coal, a priority of the Australian Government,*
  • >> *(ii) a breakthrough in [solar energy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy) technology, developed by the CSIRO and a private company, with a [turbine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbine) that has the potential to replace coal-fired power stations in 20 years, and*
  • >> *(iii) that the CSIRO has had to look offshore for investment funding to advance its work on the solar turbine technology; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Australian Government to re-prioritise its policy and funding objectives to provide more support for renewable energy so that Australian breakthrough research is not forced offshore for further development and commercialisation.*